We are moving into a very different world, and if you are feeling a little disoriented in the current environment, in a future swimming with environmental, social, and governance issues that don’t seem to match with your current understanding of what business is, its place in the world, and the jobs-to-be-done, you are not alone; the mental model is shifting.
There is unlearning to be done. There are new definitions of “value” that organizations are being held accountable for. And, importantly there are huge opportunities for those willing to lead the way.
We know the purpose of an organization is to create value. The role of good leadership is to ensure that the company continues to create, and therefore have, value. The ESG future is on our doorstep, and we are needing to ask ourselves the very critical question:
“What will be our Right-to-Exist as an organization in the world that we are moving into?”
Where do we need to create the “value” of the new ESG conscious future, and what do we need to sunset to the history books.